Objective: The study aims to determine the association between apo B levels in mothers and
their pre-school offspring.
Methods: Anthropometric measurement (e.g. BMI), lipids, lipoproteins, and apolipoproteins (e.g. apo
B) levels in mothers and their children were obtained in November 2015 in Buenos Aires.
Results: Eighty-four children (42M) aged 5.3±1.6 years and their mothers aged 33.8±7.2 years were examined.
The prevalence of overweight was 39.2 % (33) in mothers and 22.6 % (19) in children, and the
prevalence of obesity was 38.1% (32) in mothers and 10.7% (9) in children. Multiple linear regression
analysis showed that maternal apo B levels were associated with apo B levels in their offspring, adjusted
for confounding variables (Beta=0.29; p=0.03; R2=0.25). Furthermore, offspring born to mothers
with high apo B levels were six times likelier to have high apo B levels (OR), 5.7; (95% CI 1.3-25.5).
Conclusion: This study suggests that maternal apo B levels were significantly associated with apo B
concentration in their pre-school age children.